The World's First Platform for Automated Global Reforestation
PrintReleaf has designed and built the world’s first platform to automate global reforestation for paper-based products. Through integrations with market-leading software applications, we accurately measure a customer’s paper consumption then make it actionable. Customers select where to reforest their consumption through our network of PrintReleaf Certified™ Global Reforestation Projects. Our cloud-based infrastructure and APIs enable seamless integration and limitless scalability.
PrintReleaf collects paper consumption data from the source via third-party printer monitoring software installed on the device. Regardless of the origin of the paper or how it is used, PrintReleaf precisely measures paper consumption on-demand. A customer's paper footprint is represented by the aggregate total of their paper consumption across all sources over time. At the end of each month, each customer's cumulative paper footprint is distributed evenly to the reforestation projects of their choice.
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Collection, Measurement, & Analysis
On a scheduled basis, PrintReleaf connects to third-party Data Collection Agents (DCA) to scan print environments for new paper consumption. When new consumption is discovered, it is measured, converted, and normalized to be added to the customer's total paper footprint.
Printer page counts represent the number of pages a printer device has printed in its lifetime, and may be further broken down into dimensions such as paper size or duplex. Timestamps are required for all data collected, and should represent as close as possible the time of the actual device reading.
PrintReleaf calculates a paper footprint for a customer by first determining the printer page count difference (delta) for each customer device over a set period, then summing up these page count deltas and finally transforming the result to a ‘normalized’ page size. If the Data Provider maintains historical data, the aggregation of the page counts may be managed by the Data Provider.
Before being stored, paper consumption data is first normalized to a standard unit: one 8.5" × 11" 20lb bond letter sheet. The normalization step takes into account all available data about the paper, including physical trim size of the job and surface density of the paper type.
Example Print Job
- Quantity 10,000 units
- Trim Size 8.3750" × 10.8750"
- Cover 4 pages 80# #2 Gloss Cover (216 gsm)
- Guts 80 pages 60# #3 Gloss Text (89 gsm)
To calculate how many trees were deforested to produce the paper for this job, we first calculate the mass of every sheet in the job, taking into account the physical trim size, surface density, and quantity of each paper type.
Paper 1: Cover
width = 0.2127m height = 0.2762m density = 216g/m2 qty = 2 mass = area (m2) × density (g/m2) × qty = 0.2127m × 0.2762m × 216g/m2 × 2 = 25.379g
Paper 2: Guts
width = 0.2127m height = 0.2762m density = 89g/m2 qty = 40 mass = area (m2) × density (g/m2) × qty = 0.2127m × 0.2762m × 89g/m2 × 40 = 209.142g
Now we calculate the mass of each unit in the job:
unit mass = masspaper1 + masspaper2 = 25.379g + 209.142g = 234.521g
From this we can calculate the mass of the entire job:
job mass = unit mass × units = 234.521g × 10,000 = 2,345,210g
Finally, to determine how many trees this equates to, we can normalize to standard 8.5" × 11" 20lb bond sheets.
trees = (job mass / std mass constant) / pages per tree = (2,345,210g / 4.459536g) / 8,333 pages per tree = 525,886.55 pages / 8,333 pages per tree = 63.109 standard trees
|Unit Mass||234.521 g|
|Total Mass||2,345,210 g|
|Normalized Pages||525,886.55 pgs|
|Trees||63.109 standard trees|